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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOTJRNAI,, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1883.
Kdmohd Popk has.ln hls garden a black
Tftpl)orry btiBh on whlch a ghoot gtarted thls
eeagon and grew fouttoon feet.
The regulnr soclnblo of tho Congicgatlonal
soclety will bo held at tho church rooms thls
(Wednesday) alternoon nnd ovenlng.
Tiik UnlverBallat church was tededlcated
last Wodnesday aftornoon. Tlie aermon was
by Uev. H. M. Tlllotson ol St. JohnBbury, and
gevernl other clergymen woro present nnd mado
remarks, among thom tho lecturer, Rev. Mt.
Rkv. J. K. ArrLitnicB of noaton lectured on
Tuesday, Wodnesday and Frlday ovenlngg of
tnat vafnk. hl BtibtiiCtH bolne llood. Ilnnlot.
nnd gome charactors from Dlckons. As wag
oxpectcd from hls locture laBt season, thcse
were very entortalnlng and instructlvo.
Gkorcik Braley'b youngest daughter, Nel
lle, dted qnlto guddenly last Saturday mornlng
o( lung fovor. She was an unusaally amiablo
chlld. and was much boloved by her mates and
all who know lior. Tho funeral was hold at
tho Iioubo Monday aftornoon nt half-past one.
TnK savlnga bank bulldlng 1s progrosslng
stoadlly. Tho front ls of Mllwaukeo yellow
presaed brlck, wlth hoavy lron moldlngs and
cornlcos, and ls qulto handaome. The oftlcors
of tho InBtltntton geem to regard tho erectlon
of the bulldlng ns n gacred undortnklng, as
eevernl of thom woro pzaminlng ltand perfect
Ing theplans last Sunday noon.
Thb rector of tho Ephcop&l church bas
christened tho operatlons In tho old church nt
theConter, " Trlnlty MiBslon." Onoortwoof
the Contor folks thinlc this ls rather suggeatlve
of tho need of mlsslonary work among them,
but tlmo wlll doubtleas rcconcllo thom. A
cholr of about a dozon young ladlos has beon
organlzed underthe dlrectlonof John W. Jones,
nnd a ladles' eewlng soclety has alao been
Tiik annual meetlng of tho Adnms Slate and
Tllo company was held at tho Northfield house
the 17th inst., and the followlng ofllcers elected :
Dlrectorg. I. Harmon. S. Folsom. C. S. Parker,
E. 0. Hockwood of Boston, 0. D. Edgerton of
northfield; nuditors, 3. Folsom, and C A.
Edgerton of Northfield. The dlrectors nftcr--wards
elected I. Ilarraon presldent, E. 0. Rock
wood secretary and treasurer. The company
lias done a large buslnesg the past geason.
Work was rcsumed Monday at tho Owenquarry.
Tiik followlng ofllcors have been elected to
tako charge of the singlng-scbools thocomlng
wlntor: J. M. Hltt, presldent; John W. Jones,
vice-president; W. A, Truax, secretary: F. W.
Dutton, treasurer; C. N. Whitraarsh, collector;
J. L. Moseley, L. A. Howes, E. L. Field, exec
utlvo commltteo. It was declded to soll tlckcts
ior tho courso at $1 each, and a sufflclent num
ber have been sold to assure the success of tho
courso. Professor C, F. Ober of Waterbury,
who gave Buch good gatlsfaction last year, has
been engaged and wlll hold the first scliool
November Cth, TuosdSy ovenlng, ln IIowos'
Last Saturday nfternoon about forty of the
frlcndsof Mr. nnd Mrs. A. Orton Smlth gath
ered at thelr resldence nt the South Village to
celebrate thelr ellver weddlng. The unnlver
Bary actually oceurred last sprlng, but lt was
thonght best not to have any entertalnment at
that time. The guests were many of them
from the ndjolnlng townB, and the numbor
would have been much larger, but, on account
of tho dellcate licalth of Mrs. Smlth, it was
not consldered prudent to haVa a large number.
Preeents amountlng to over $50 ln valuo were
brought and presented by Hon. E. K. Jones ln
n neat nnd oharacterlstic speech. As uaual on
such occaslons, a very enjoyable tlme was bad,
Owino to the elTorts of the Xeics and the
Watcuman a brldge 1ms been bullt acroas the
brook nt the north end of Floasant street and
it ls a Bubstantlal looklng structure. Now we
havo another suggostton to make. The town
at an exponso of about $3,000 has put in an
lron brldge. the best in this conntv. It is
handsomely palnted and ls nn ornament to the
Tillage, but the annroachos nre cuarded bv
lailings made of bare, round poles held ln place
by strips of band iron. Wo presume thls may
bave been intended ub a temporary arrange-
ment, but it baB been there long enough. Now
let us have some neat, Bubetantlal rnillngs of
either wood or lron and not let the effect of
cnr handsome bridge be epoiled by those nn'
Drt. L. W. IIakbon nnd wlfo made a Bhort
vlslt ln town last woek. The doctor is now
very pleasantly located at Bradford.... Fred
RlchardBon returned to Iowa wlth Carlostin
Blako. ...Frank Uarrlslant work In the ma
chlne ahop of M. Wrlght & Son at Wiight's
tnills in Montpelier. . . .F. A. Frestonbas moved
into tne nouse wlth hls brotuer-In-law, C. D,
WIlHams Silas Emery nnd famlly, who
have been livlng ln Randolph, have returned to
to town and are in the Fletcher houee on Pleaa-
ant street.... George W. Motcalf came home
Sunday rnorning and wlll remaln here several
weeKs. lie is at present located at Fort Fetter
man, Wyoming Terrltory. ...C. A. Edgerton,
jr., nas movea into tne uregory nouse.
Fnyston. Hugh Balrd han made the present
season from two cowh, whlch dropped thelr
calves ln April and May last, 475 poundB of
bntter, besldes eupplylng his famlly, consiBtlng
of hls mother nnd hlmself, wlth two extramen
who worked ln hls millabout two months. Ilugh
is fixine ud thlnes nlcelv. exnectinp soon to
take in a partner who wlll relleve his mother
irom tno arduoua cares of housekeeplng, but it
wiii taKo a smart one to ueat annt uene mak-
A gooo deleeation of onr teachera and eltl-
zens including our superlntendent, attended
the educational meetinir at Warren War
ren Itoblnaon has purchased the A. D. Bragg
iarm wnicn mr. liragg gwapped ior (i. U.
Boyce'sfarm Kose Twaddlo ls elck wlth
AVaterburv. Mrs. Hartwell Moodvrecelved
a severe injury to hcr splne by an nnfortunate
gup on me aoor Biep. iNO permanent oisamuty,
it is uopea, wni re-uit.
If an offlcer of BUfllclent callbre can be found
to"carry" the wrlt which Samnel Heynolds
oaa uaa luuninaiea agalnst U. U. Warren.
that genlal eentleman s career ia ended. lien
Flckett is the biggeat gun on the force, but he
ls a pop gun compared wlth tho charge to bo
lired off. Keynolds has been Bued out of the
" ball alley " tenement by reason of the recent
dlsturbancen there wltli whlch he was con
cerned. Defamation of character and other
charces acninBt hla landlord have been lnadnd
into a w(it about n rod long by the incensed
tenant. Theentire justico force of the town
wiu oo requirea to Btt on lt.
nterl)ury Contcr. The promenade nt
Beminary lnill last Frldav evenlnir waa well nt.
tended, indeed rather too much of a crowd to
tie tno moHt onjoyable.
Rkv. J. W. Buiiam of Starksboro preached
atthe Baptlat church laBt Sunday. Itla ox.
pected that tho pastor, Itev, S. D. Church, wlll
vo m uuiuh nmi preacu next ounday.
W0ULI lt not be well for thn vlllacB fnthnrH
of Waterbury to havo n lamp in the Duxbury
bridge? There ia n larcre nmount of travol
over the brldgo, and colllaions there are of fre-
North illontncll) r. Thechlldren connected
wlth the Sunduy-Bcliool nt tho Eaxt vjllage
ciiurcn neia a concert last saturaay evenmg
witu a gooa attenannce.
Luklla Wkst, who lately returned sick from
n vlslt to ber slster in Mlnnesota, Is reported as
Tiik Indlcatlona now nrn tlint wa slin.ll mirelv
have telephonlc connectlon wlth I'lalnfield and.
oiumpeuer neiore tne week ls out.
Fou the first time slnce the settlement, over
uuo iiunortu years ngo. tlie old Colonel IWvlB
iarm is to do occuplcd by one notof that name.
llie laBt otcupant. N. Davls, havlng moved
iBv nootiiii oriuiiem.
D. B. MlKAttD hag movod Into hls now Iioubo
ln Chubb'g pnrk.
Ed. 1'oolb has returned to town agaln and
hag a job at the fork eliop.
Gitonou W. JnrFonns Is at work ln tho
handllng room at the fork factory.
Mit. Hkwiy Wood, wlfo nnd daughtcr. nre
ln town, vlsitlng hls fathor, Stlllman Wood.
S. C. Chuhii nnd wlfe and Mrs. It. S. Currior
went to Hoeton last Thursdny, to bo gono somo
J, N. KnTOntjM nnd wlto havo returned from
thelr trlp Wost, havlng beon absent somo slx
or olght weeks.
CiiAKMtY MiNAim has hls house up, bonrded
nnd roofed ln, and lt now beglns to aasumo the
look nnd snape oi n aweiung.
Mits. A. J. Smitii has had her barn at tho
end of Elm streot moved across tho rnad noxt
to and partly back of her dwoutng nouse.
IlowAitTH's Hlbornlca, at tho town hall
Thursday nlght, drew out about throe hundred
and the performanco was pronounced good by
thoao who were present.
W. J. IlUTCiiiNBON, a senlor ln Dartmonth
collego, was In town over Sunday, and is now
oxpecting to 011 tho posltion of principal ln
Chelsea high scliool the comlng winter.
G. I. Jackbon and J. M. Taft are tearlng out
in the InBlde of the old lllue Store and repalr
lng the same in good stylo. Wo hear that they
are to open n first claes restnurant nnd grocery
ns soon as necessary repalrs are made. We
predlct Bucco.is for them as Joo has lots of
friends nnd wlll keep thlngs ln applo pie order.
Akad Jackson met wlth n govero loss Frlday
nlght In havlng hls horse, wagon nnd harness
stolon from his barn. Mr. Jackson had n horso
dle last sprlng, and the one that was taken the
other nlght was qulte a share pald for by sub
gCrlptions among cltizeng who sy mpathlzed wlth
hlm. We hopo the man who has Btolen his team
maybo cnught nnd meet hls justdosorts.
Major IluTcniNsoN met wlth qulte an nccl-
dent about n week ago. As be wns about to
get off from a load of corn fodder, the horses
gtarted and he Blipped and fell, strlking one
arm on a stake, the sharp point enterlng the
fleshy part of the arm near the body and fol
lowlng tho muacle up to near the elbow. II o ia
doing well now, bclng able to como to the vil-
lage last aionaay.
Satuiidav mornlng folkg naaalng alongMain
streot by the flro englne house were somewhat
startled to flnd the englne Iioubo draped in
mourning, wlth ekull and cropg bones dlsplayed
and the epitaph, "In God we trust, Barre
flre company. The boys not havlng yct been
nald for servlceg somo two vears aco. posslbly
considered the firo departraont dead, and hence
tuought U best to liave a lunerai ana cau tne
past burled. Wo hopo the dlatrict may wake
up and do Bometulng yct.
What micht have proved a very dlsastrous
firo but for timely dlscovery, originated In the
basement of Stlllman Wood's house ln a room
used by C. D. Carpenter for a harness shop. It
Beems that the accumulated Boot and creosote in
the chimney and an old fireplace got on fire
and smoldered along nnttl about ten o'clock in
the eventng when lt got liot enough to set fire
to the woodwork ln the shop whlch broke out
ln a blaze. rrcd mnlortn nappening to pass
by tho door of the shop saw the fire nnd gave
the alarm. The door was broken onen and the
fire quickly put out wlth but vory little dam-
age. liaa tne ure not oroken out tm an nour
or two later, very llkely it would have galned
such headway as to havo destroyed Mr. Wood'e
bulldlngs nnd eeveral of the ndjolnlng ones also,
as there ia uo fire department and but little
water ln tne resorvoirs to araw irom in caso
Last Frlday nlght seems to have been an un
usunlly busy tlme in Barre, ns the dlff erent
items ehow. As the samo nlght n fence that
had been across a roadway near the Mothodist
church wns removed by gome tecret process
nnd tno material ol wnicn lt was bullt Btolen or
carrled away. The clst of the matter seems to
be that on Tuesday nnd Wodnesday of last
weeK a lcnce was erected ny a commlttee ol
the trustees of the Methodlst church across a
roadway wbich bad been opened without nu-
thoritv over Iand belonclnc to the societv,
Two petitlons to the Belectmen to lay out a pub-
iio nignway at tiils point liave falled to get the
deired road opened, and so gome peraon or
persons removed the fence Frlday nlght nnd
ngaln opened the way for travol. If the object
of the erectlon of the fence was to cut off any
preacriptive rlght by way of possession, that
object was accompllshed after lt remalned
twenty-four hours, and as somo slxty honrs
elapaed beweenthocompletion of the fence and
its removal, it would geem that any lnpe of
sucii navantago must now oe aoierred ior lit-
teen years. The question now nrisea ln the
mlndB of gome, if It was worth the whlle to or
ganizea midnlght robbery or rald, to gave labor
ior tno Bociety, n perchance It intended to
erect and thon remove a temporary barrier.
Tnn boyg aro brlnglng ln a large number of
partrldges thls fall.
W. A. Jonkb store looks well wlth tho new
stock of goods bo nlco'y dlfplaycd.
FnAiiK Couir hag Jnt finlMicd palntlng
Deacon Glenson'g house and has commenced
palntlng L. II. Joslln'g.
Tiik funeral processlon of a Mr. Bncklin,
brother of Itufus Bucklln, pasxed through thls
place Monday on tho way to Warren.
Jamks II. llAini) had a yearllng colt so badly
cut by comlng In contact wlth n wlro fence that
lt was necessary to tako twonty-flvo stltchcs to
close up tho wound.
Et. llousic hag lost hls yearllng bull, a
bloodod Uevon, that took tho premlura at the
falra thls fall. H got raught between two
rockg, broke hls log and had to bo kllled.
Kixa. daughtcr of Dr. Jamea M. VanDeuson,
guccesaful teacher In tho Unlon scliool at Mont
pelier, wag married at tho home of her parents
on the 15th inst.. to Leslle Ileod. formerly of
this place. but now of Lincoln, Neb. The
happy couple Intond to start for tholr western
homo noxt week. Tho numoroug elftg by them
recelved, evldence tho esteem felt for them by
thelr many friends and assoclates. That they
may bo bappy is tho wlsh of an.
Tmi nutumnal concert at the Congregatlonal
church last Sundav was unu;ua11v Interestlng.
The church was decoratcd wlth the fruits 6f
the Benson. One of the moat Interestlug exer
clses was renderod bv the little band of clean-
crs who reported tho results of thelr labor to
liattie tlsK, eacn unnging gomo iruit as nn ev
ldence of thelr labor. Mlfs Fisk addreseed
each wlth a few well selccted remarks, and, as
a reward for thelr diligonco, sho preaented each
wlth a crown appropriate to, and Buggostive oi,
tno iruit presentea uy encn.
Two of our resnecUble cltizens. Messrs,
Alfred Joslln nnd C. F. Itamsay, dlAagreed
nbout a gmall nccount of four dollare,
Joslln clalmlng that nmount as hls due
nnd Itamsay clalmlng that he owed him noth
lng. Tho caso was brought before Justlce Dana
last week, and slx golid, good and true men
were emnaneied to do lustico netweon man ana
man. After patlently hearlng the case for a
long tlme and calmly dellberatlng and welghlng
the testlmonv thev acrecd to disatcroe. standtng
three for the plalntlH and threo for the de-
fendant. J. W. Gregory for tho plalntlll and
ii. A. Ileatli ior doiendant.
IlKNitr S. Baiud ralsod the nast season
one bushel of Burbank seedlingt. fortv bush
els of nlce tab'.e potatoea Mrs. wu.iam
Oun new lienmft waa naed for the first tlmo
last week. No cltlzen need be nsbamed of It.
Tiik Methodlstg held thelr last goclable at
Charles Benedlct'g, just tho place for a good
John Giikknk met wlth a curlous nccldont
recently, white plcklng apples, that glves hlm
a very palnful Blde.
Bv colncldence. last Sundnv week. " wo nll
do fade as a loaf, waa a theme for remark In
three of our churches.
Vioi.rtta HlimAiiD Ia In town forafewdnvs.
looklng nfter her ngod pnrentg. Sho haa beon
giopping in newport, u. i., oi into.
Wi: hoar C. U. Lathrotihag a vcarllng Eastorn
Bov colt that wlll necdadraw ono hundred dol-
lars out of tho pockot of tho man who would
buy lilra now,
Austin Jackson Is ln yery noor health, and
nnlesa he ls better, wlll bo obllgnd to leavo tho
iarm he has rented ln llrooklield, and relurn
to hls own, here In town.
Tiik man who would buv a four-vear-old
colt that one of our best horse men, says la one
of tbo best he knows of, wantsto callon Ilenry
Lazell. Butdon't forget the greenbacks when
IlAiiitn contlnucs to absorb tho skill nnd ener-
glea of our house-bullderg, Mesara. I'oolc, Perry,
Lynde. That town haa a wnnderful absorptlve
power any way theae daya, gomewhat to the
uarre-nneaa oi najacent ones, weguspeci.
Jamks IJuiinham nurroses to rotnrn to Wash
ington to live In tho sprlng. Ile talks of trad
lng liU large farm there for for n gmaller one.
Ile hag been a very buay man glnce comlng on
to " Father Howo'b " farm last gpilng, and Is
one of the cheerful klnd of men, at that.
Oim nelchbor. 0. Lang. of tho Giilf Snrlnzs
hotol, doubtless fearlng that thlngs (exponses
excepted) would not "g'lang" fast enough
the comlng winter, Is movlng to Barro. He
may return ln the sprlng. Meanttmo Frank
Godfroy wlll take good caro of tho travellng
putmc, iioro lnour vniage.
Lccia llAiinuiAN wlll teach the comlng bo'
son ln the Folensby Goodrichdistrlct....Itus'
sel Jeuorda wlll teacn ln town durmg tne win
ter. Good order will have to prevall wherever
he teachea....Ada E. Martln wlll teach agaln
In the Orlando Fllnt nelghborhood tho comlng
winter, lt ner neaitn wiu narnit
Onk of onr most need ladles, Mrs. Beteey
Capron, dted at tho home of Harry Fogg on
AVednesday last. She has sometlmo ln her
llfe, we beliove, preached and practlced medl-
cine, but ln late yeara nas oeen compeiieu to
Tms town boasta of n woman who n ahort
time glnce, ls repotted to have mllked flftecn
cowb and preparod suppor In one bour. Who
can beat thla ?
A dedatino club hag been formed in con
nectlon wlth tho upper and Intermediate de
partmenta of the village scliool, They meet
every alternate Frlday aftornoon in the uppor
Smcit Mrg. Tracy Cutler'g Iccturo, on nuxll-
lary womnn'g guffrnge asaoclatlon hag been
lormcu noro witn Misg noomnower as prei
dent. Last week Mra. l'ottlo went to Ilrooklyn
aa a delegate to tho woman's natlonal guff rage
Mn. and Mns. Onviu.B CnnNKr bavo re
turned from thelr gutnmor'H work at Mr.
Bartlett'g, ln I'lalnfield.
Mns. WAnrtKN pKi-rKii stlll contlnues very
low, and the gravcat fearg nre entertalned that
sho can not recovrr.
Tiikiik wlll be no gervlceg attho Unlversallst
church on Sunday next, as Hov. Mr. Greene
goeg to Bath, Mo., to preach on that day.
Wk learn that Mr, A. C. WlnBhlp, the proprl
etor of the Washington houro, contemplates
soon to remove to the clty of Boston wlth hls
famlly. Hls golng wlll leave our town without
hotel, for the present nt least, nnd takea
away from our raldst an oatlmable famlly who
1. .1 MnHH . ! .1 .. .1 .. -I . 1 ... I . ,nM
Andhkw Maqoon, who went West ayoar hcr0 not only wjtll the cltizens of the town,
two, ago, . returned a short tlme ago.. . . . bul ' lth the tiavelinlr nmic eonoraiiv.
Bvron Ltico ls now llvlmr wlth hls father-ln
law, 11. K. Walte, havlng purchased "Klchte's"
Interegt In the place.... Mr. and Mrg. C. L.
MeMahon returned from Boston last Monday
evenlng, where they have been n week or two,
pnrchaslng goods, eto Mrs. Dan Cady, who
has been ln Burlington sick for a tlme, has
came home Mrg. James Jackson wlth gev-
eral chlldren Is ln town....Thomas Downer
has bought of Frank Benson over a hundred
acrea of tlmbor land Wilmot Alger has
bullt a sllo, It belng tho only ono ln town... .
C. P Sawyer, formerly a ronidcnt of thls town,
bnt now a commlsslon mercbantln Boston. has
been here.... Ilenry Lathe has purchasod tho
gmall bulldlng south of tho Methodlst parson
age, recently occupled by Mr. Sprout. ...Vol
ney Babcock of Bridgewater has bonght tho
Foster placo at the " West Branch, paylng
81,400 for lt George Watts and wlfe intend
startlng for Callfornia thla week to be gono
several months. . . . A. H. Chenoy hag taken Mr.
Watts' farm for a year Mrs. Jeanette Fos
ter of EaBthampton, Mrs. Butler of Brooklvn.
and A. R. Corso of Boston have been ln town
recently Mrs. Georgo Wllklns ls stopplng
but wlth the travellng publlc gonorally.
Tiik Washington house was taken by gtorra
on Thursday evenlng last, the friends of Lewis
and Ma Winshlp givlng them a genuine "sur
prise." The company asscmbled to tho num
ber of slxty-elght about elght o'clock in tho
evenlng and dlspatched a swttt-footed herald
ln pnrsuit of the young host and hostes who
had beon begulled to a nelghbortng farmhouse
whlle the preparatlons were in progress. They
came, thoy saw, and were "taken ln and done
for." The old hall was quickly swept and
made ready, muslc waa soon provided and the
lovers of ttio art of Terplachore were Invlted
up to trlp the "llght fantagtlc," whlle the
wlser heads, commanded by Mra. Wlnahip,
quickly put the kottle on and tho goodly sup
iily of oyaters and hot cofTeo wero soon steara
lng nnd stewing, At about ten the bell was
rung for suppor; the blg tables in the dlnlng
room were surrounded and tbo lusclous bl
valvea rlght from Boston clty, were dlscussed
and duly enjoyed, together wlth every klnd
and assortment of cake, washed down by gome
of the best cofTeo ever mado. Danclng was re-
sumea niter supper ana Kept up tm tne wee,
among friends and relatlvos ln New York.. . .7 sm'i hl?T Ti comPany cornprlaed nearly
M. Strong ls slck wlth typhoid fever I havo town aid, We thlnk the care that Mrs.
uoximry. Whilo M. V. II. Cross waB rld-
lng liis norso one day last week the anlmal
lell nnd Mr. CroBs recelved a badly spralned
IIitNitv Mahtkll dled of consumptlon Frl-
aay wurning. ine mneral was attended at
mo nouse oi tno motiier ol tlie decoased
Sunday, Rev. Mr. French ofllclatlng.
SiiEiiifF Athkkton waa In town on Mon-
llftV W. M. Ivendall nf T.nhnnMn M II
pald us n gliort vlslt last week George' Ord-
nttjr uaa muvcu lu j.iob urituvlllU Hlld 1.6V1
btone to tne nouse occupiea by Urdway,
IJnst Iloxuury. Kov. Mr. Little of New
Hampshlre ls holding n serles of meetlngs at
thls placo. Father Ashley of Barnard nreached
Sunday nfternoon from thls text, " The love
of God constralueth us."...,II, p, Abbottund
Jnson Froeman reBhlugled tholr barna last
week Mr. and Mrs. Hdward Martln rejolce
over the blrth of n son K. S. Klmball druve
through here n large llock of gheep that he
Surchased ln Washington nnd4 Chcuoa last
gether with the furnlture. II vory. and all the
appurienances was uargainea to somo parties
irom tne north part of the Btato last Frlday.
ino advertisement ior the auctlon la with'
TicuMAN KiNNKitsoN has BOld blj farm to
Nathaniel Wilson and goes to Barre to live,
Chaonckv Goodalb has rented his farm to
George Kinnerson nnd gone to live with hls
wlfe b father, Asaph King.
OiiniA Buhnham, an aced ladv. dlstrlbuted
among her nelghbors, October 10th, fine ap-
pies mat were grown in tne iau oi
uuit community was Bhocked bv the nn-
nouncement of the death of Mr. Charles M.
Flsher, at one o'clock Sundav mornlnir of heart
oisease. 110 was auout ihb uusinesa on satur
day. Obltuary next week.
Tti'Iioiu fever la prevalent ln town at nres'
ent, Mr. Galc, teacher In tho village school,
and Nellie Nevina are slck at the hotel with it.
Ilenry W. Lance came home from the Montpe
lier seminary pevercly threatened with it. but
prcBpects are that he will get; along without a
A fkw weeka since. whlle Mra. W. S. Atkina
was vMtlng at Lyme, N. II., she negotiated wlth
ner iriends ior a sueeo ior ner lmsband s llock.
The sbeep was forwarded to Mr. Atkina last
weeK ln a box by exprese. lt ls a full blooded
Spanlsh Merlno, and one of the nico ones
of the klnd. Mrs. Atklns la from Lyme, nnd
her husband says he thlnks Lyme gheep and
women are bard to beat. Mr. Atkina haa n fine
llock of the Vermont Merinos, havlng, from
one hundred nnd twenty gheep, cut nlne hun
dred pounda of waahed wool, for whlch E. F.
Bmltli pald him the hlgueat market prlce.
North Fiivston. Tho schoola close thla
week. Llllan l'orter and Jennie Shea have
had good schoola this fall.
Fuank S. PoiiTKii. who has been snendlntr n
few weeks wlth his famlly nnd friends returned
thla week to northern Vermont.
Thb peoulo of thla viclnltv have for gomo
little tlme been maklng repalrs upon the cem-
eiery nere. rour years ago ine grounaa were
enlarged about one-third and gome needful
work done upon the old ground. Two yeara
ago they clubbed together and improved lt con
tlderably by puttlng in new step, gradlog, etc.
inis iuu inere naa ueon me most exteneive re
paira ever done unon lt. Another gmall addi-
iion waa putcnaHea uy tne town, nnd the peop!o
turned out en innsso twu davs nnd have made
a new road around the ground, and several
very pieasnnt whiks liave been put in. The lo
cMon for a burylng ground here Ia good, belng
a ulce dry knoll nnd the soxton, W. S. Cblp-
roan, uas taken n goud deal of iuterest in the
yard, and by tlie willlngnesa of the peoplo to
uia iuni ino ceiueiery ueio is now nn lionor to
the town. There is not about here, n pleas
nntor, prettier place to intcr the dead than ln
our newiy improved nnu enlarged ground.
Daiivillf. Quarterly meetlng will be held
at tho MethodUt chuich next Suuday.
Tiik MothodUt parsonago haa beon suunlled
wlth running water.
Tiik nersonal nronertv of Jeremy Ilutchln-
boii's eatato wlll bo eold ut auctlon next Thurs
day, October 25th.
IlKNiir RUHHKI.L wlll sell hla farm nnd por
gonal property at nuction next Saturday. Mr.
uuseeu laiks oi goiug to i.owtn, luass.
B. F. IIavilani) la Dtittiug a cunola on hla
barn..,.Miiinio Halior has gono to lliruot, to
teach school in the George Cium ilistrlct,
M'oodbury. A. M. Benjamln sold hla per
gonal property at auctlon last Saturday, hls
hoalth belug poor causlng him to givo up busl
ness, Ile coutemphites iiiovlug from hls farm
to South Woodbury. ...Thursday evenlng of
last week the storo of I), B. Nelsou occupled by
K. II. Duke waa found to be on flro, but
through well dlrected elTorta lt was soon ox-
uuguiauea without doing great damnge, There
was no one in the ttore nt the tlmo, ns ull
usunlly about woreat tho schooMiouseorganlz
lng n lyceum.
The cnrnenter's hammer and calntor'g brush
aro doing mucn to lmprove ana ueautuy tne
village. Among those tlius improved are 0.
tor, Jobn Balrd.
SlrnfTord. Tho GoodTemplars have rented
the hall in the Bocond Btory of the Ubrary
N. B. Conrt. town clerk and treasurer, la stlll
confined to hla bed bv nsrvoua exhaustlon. His
pbyslciana report progress. ie outies oi nis
ofllcea are performed by Cora HoweU.
A " senizkn of theforest" has of late made
the nlghts hideous ln the viclnity of the village
by bis howls and Bcreama. From its cry and
irom its tracka, lt ia suppoBea to oo a large
lynx. A few shecn have been kllled either by
this anlmal or by dogs,
Senatoh MoiiuiLL and family leavo for
Washington thla week. Sorry to have them go
We shall misa the senator's genlal presence,
nis wiso counseis and neipiuiness m our com
munity. Your correapondent thlnks we all
behave better when In dally contact wlth men
bo uprlgut nnd yet bo companionabie,
Tiik clvil nuthorlty of the town met last
week and chose Honry C. Hatch. N. B. Cobb.
and Chester B, Daw, executlve commlttee to
have the caro of tho town Ubrary, the purchase
aB wen as repair oi uooks ior Bame, etc. mr.
Dow is formlnc a mineral cablnet to add to the
attractlons of the Ubrary room and haanlready
Becured n large nnd valuable collection of spec-
imens. uontriDutions uave ueen receiveo irom
many sources and more are promiaed. Lee
Ilatch now in Dartmouth colleire. clves his col
lection of birds' eggs conslstlng of about a hun
dred klnds, many of them qulte raro. Cabinets
of other kinds will soon be added. Mr. Dow
will be both llbrnrian and cnrator. The ner
manent fund of the Ubrary has been Increased
by a donatlon of S100 from Hon. Wllllam H.
Sanborn of Greenrleld, Mass., and ono of tbo
Bame amount from Augustus L. Cbnndler, Eijq.,
oi uiiiiornia, uotu nanves oi otrnnora.
IJetliel. There wero one hundred and fiftv
tickets sold at thls statlon for the Boston ex-
Colonel F. V. Randali. of Brookfield wlll
address the noonle of this villace and viclnltv
ln Wllson hall next Saturday evenlng, October
znu. nis Buuiect ia, ine uattleol uettygburg,
and the engagements in which the aoldiers
took part. weneed not say tnat theaddress
wlll be intercstlng, comlng aa it does from the
coionei, wno aiwaya nas tne undlvlded atten
tlon of hls audiences.
Last week two young men came in on the
nlght traln nnd took lodglngs at the Wilaon
nouse and soon niter breakiast tlie next morn
lng told the porter that they were golng to take
a walk and sbould be bnck to dlnner, but that
talk didn't take and Ed wlth a wrlt overtook
them about three milea away. They came
down with four dollars instead of paylng two
dollars, tho regular hotel blll.
C. C. Rovck from Woburn, Masa, who ia an
expert workman nt hla trade is doing carpenter
work on the tannery . . . . Mrg. T. E. Wllson has
gono to Sutton, N. II., to vlsit her daughter,
Mrs. Dr. S. N. Welch....NathanIel Peiry from
Cabot on hla way home from Barton made a
short vielt wlth hls old frleuda laBt week ...
George W. Barnard, who can repeat more
poetry than any one we over saw, ls here again
selllug applo trees, plum trees and currant
bushes. . . .Mr. Sylvester and wlfe have re
turned from thelr vlslt wlth thelr son, Dr. W.
E. Sylvester, who has a posltion In nn insane
nsjium ln Wllllard, N. V Ed Buffum, who
lora number ol months was a faithlul porter
nt the Bascom house, haa gone to South Royal
ton to work ln a meat maiket. ...Rev. R. G.
Bugbee did not preach his farewell eermon last
uuaay. 110 uas aeciaea to stay anotuer year,
Foffr? haa civen her nnd others slmilarlv un-
fortunate, worthy of gratctul mentlon and ro-
Miss CiiLOrc Bacon dled on Thnrsdav nlelit
last, at the ago of seventyfive years, nfter nn
uinesa oi some ten aays. ono naa long ueen
nn eBteemed raember of the Congregatlonal
church, to which she bad willed what little
Ilrookfield. Telephone stock Is rlsing. The
doctor s.iyx we shall have it this week so that
we can talk wltu west Randolph.
The mechanica' band of West Randolph
favored the ladlea" ald soclety, which met at
Wllllam Clark's last Frlday evoning, wlth the
benelit of thelr presence nnd muslc, whlch was
higlily appreclated by those present. The en
tertalnment of the eveuing nas varled and
pleasant. The reclptB were 515.
Cassiuh I'eck attended the offlcerB' reunion
nt Rutland last week ...Mra. J. II. Sprngue
haa the sympathy of tho wholo community, as
no ouo blamea her in the least for her hus
band's bad conduct....Miss Raymond leaves
forhercity home on Tuesday.... Arthur Ly
man and wlfe returned to Rutland on Frlday.
1 1 la vlslt was short, nt he could not leave his
but,lness....Mrs. R, I'eck U still ciuite slck.
Her lungs seeiu to be much nfTtcted. . . .F. Mc
Whorter seems to llko the Brcraktleld alr, as he
cnmes here to spond hla Sundaya....Dr. Solon
auuou oi Biorrisviiio wuu nis newly weaaea
wlfe, has pald a btlet vlslt to his old home and
inenaa nero auring tne past week. ...Mrs.
Sarah llMes nnd Abble Smlth have beon spond
ing a few dayB wlth Rov. S. L. IHtea at New,
bury. . . .Miss Stoue returna to New York thia
week.... Among those who itttend the state
educational meetlUL' thla week nre Frances
Graves, Carrlo Guplll, Abble Jones and Maty
ITlllMim. . . .Mra VVlllinill IVI.ailU,. Jannla
Irom the nuxlllarv of tho First churcli. cxiiecta
to attend tho nnnual meetlng of tho Vermont
urancu oi tne woman g lloard ol AUsbIoiib at
urattieuoro &no Ia now vlsitlng hor daughter
ut ueuowg l aus.
nronertv she should have leit alter ner decease.
Tbe only remalning member of her father's
large famlly, once well-known bere, is John
uacon oi liarre, now aoout eigniy yeara oi nge.
Thk prlco of dry, sixteen-inch wood two
dollars per cord here In our village belng
spoken of recently, brought out tbe fact that
the farmers used to sell C. & R. Alnaworth
four-foot wood for one dollar per cord dellvered
at thelr potash factory, and take thelr pay In
goods nt the chnrglng prlce. Tho prlco for cut
tlng it was then twenty centsn cord, aod chop
pers could bo hired for twenty-five cents a day
Wk had the rich troat of llstenlne to a re-
hearsal of some lncldents In tho recent trlti of
some of our Vermont friends to tho Shonan-
doah Valley, Virginla. Tbe cordlallty wlth
whlch the northerners wero recelved bv the
colored people waa noto-worthv. One old
darkey said to our frlend, alluding to tbe free-
mg ol tno giaves, lou nortnerners don t
know what you dld for ns. But ice know and
God knows. Our frlend asked hlm If he was
better off now than when a slave, when he
sald. " I now own a farm worth three thousand
dollars, and have nlne cblldron, and they are
my own, and you can judge for yourself
whether I am better off." The many pleasing
incldenta of tbe excurslon nre to be publlahed
ln book form, nnd must make intercstins
Can farming in Vermont be made to pay 7 is
an often recurrlng question, nnd ench man has
to answer lt for hlmself. Here ia Alfred Carnes'
answer. He went on to Sam Foster'g farm
(that showg ita perpendiculnr slde totho paaser
by) in 187G. The last of March of that year
louna tweive neao oi cattie on tne piace, tnat
renulred the buylng of one ton of hay and a
half ton of roeal to tako through to grass.
Slnce then, not n pound of hay nor n pound of
meal has been boucht. but instead some vears
n hundred bushels or more of grain has been
sold. For n number of wlnterB, twenty-elght
to thlrtv head of cattie have beon wlntered.
and fortv head liave been raised there. Nlne
to tweive hogs, live, where but two wero kept
when he went there. Mr. Carnes never had n
mowing-mnchine but one hnlf-dny, and never a
horso rake; has not hired help over slx months
In n vear: has mllked fifteen cows moat of the
tlme; never haa bought a pound of fertillzer of
any klnd, yet thla year naa rnlsed lour hundred
uusneiB oi ears oi gooa eouna corn on two
acres of ground. Two acres of wheat thia year
ylelded sevonty-one bushela; and one yearhe
got eighty-five from the simo amount of
ground. Lesa than half an acre of ground
thls vear vlelded one bundred bnanela ot nota-
toes; nnd one hundred and ninety bushela of
oats were gathercd to hla granary. And this is
the answor that Mr. Carnes geta when Mr. Fos
ter'g excellent farm la the slate to figure unon.
Tbe farm contalns, may be, one hundred and
slxty acres, to wnicn Mr. uarnes bringa lots oi
muscle. The other Blde of thls question of
vermont larming we neard di'cusscd recently
by ono lormerly a larmer ln orange county,
bnt for twenty years past a farmer in Wlscon
sln. He thlnks tho West far more deslrable for
farming than Vermont; that a man can do
much better there than here.
FnED Whitnky and Frank Godfrey ioined
forces last Thursday In huntlng and brought
home eleven partrldges Our ex-townsman,
l-awyer ueorgo liass oi uuicago, ls taking a
European trip we hear Our White-
mountaineers have returned, and severely told
weather has come. . . . Nathan Hall, havlng for
the second time Wealey M. Soavor ns son-ln-law,
returna to his old home to live in Mr.
Seaver's family Elbort Jackson la at work
on a new barn Wo learn that C. C. llood of
Chelsea, a carpenter, has sold out there, and
wants to buy a small place ln our town. The
fact Is not to be hood-wlnked that we are
anxious to get all the new, worthy resldents wo
can J, K. Ljndo's Btock of goods attracts
attention nnd buyers. He ia bound to sell hla
Burt Brothers' englne for thelr Btoam mlll wna
brought to town last Frlday. .. .Wldow Hodge
went to Middlesex thls week, where eho haa
gone to live with her eon, Casalua....Steam
whlstlea nbound in thia town. E. K, Senver's
place of bnslneaa haa just been adorned wlth
one Last Saturday the sad Intelllgenco
came to George Raymond of the sndden death
of hls son, George, in Dakota Mra. Clara
XX itA ira wanf tn Qrn tVi Vrnmlnrrham Muea frm
day of thla week, to joln her huiband, who
went several weeks ago. ...Helen Parish la in
town. She haa been table waltcr at the Amer
ican house In Montpelier for several months.
. . . . Andrew uoyce ls repainng tne nouse ne re
cently purchased of Wldow Elisha Parlah, and
expecta to occupy it soon.... The Good Tem-
piars opened tncir doors to tne puuiic last sat
urday evenlng. i nere were oxerciaes conslst
lng of muslc, selectlona, recitations and
speeches Itev. Mr. Ball and wife lelttown
last week, for the purposo of paoklng thelr
oods, preparatory to thelr removal to Sprlng
eld, 111. . . .Bert Faunce, nfter havlng a rest of
two or threo weeks, ls agam driving tne stage
coach Mrs. Freeman Smlth ls expected
home this woek. She haa been away among
friends and rolatives for a few weeks vlsitlng
1 iinbrldgc. II. D. Whituey has purchaBed
thoCulburii pusturo and wood lotof George
l'rtstou. and wltliu canc of IihhiIh U L'nttln? nlT
tlie wood and lumber. ...R. II. Drew has pur
chased the large barn on tlie Mclotosh place
and wlll movuitto hla farm. .. .Grand Juror
Cowdery of South Rovaltun was here last
Wodnesday looklng for tostimony to convlct
uiu iitriy uccusea oi geillngdlseased meat
W. W. Klug lus returned to Lawrenca. Mass
....HaUey Foster of Ijwoll, Mass,, Is vlsitlng
uispircn-.B,... a nno giu wns presented to Mr.
A. H. ltand last Wedneedav....Colonol Ran-
dall's lecturo at South Royalton last Saturday
evenuig urew n lew irom thls place. ...J,
llrlght Is at South Royalton bulldlng n barn
L K Smlth.... The school question ls belng
ugitated und lt lshoped that Btepswlll bo takeu
that will better the schools of thia town. . . .Tho
White Rlver l'omona graugo met here last Sat
urday nlteruoon. There woro nearly ono hun
dred present. ,, .Charley Goodwiu has gono to
uuwen, iuiisa., wnuru uo uaa secured n situa
tlon. . .Luko Parlah was here Saturday look
ing imer uppius no cnminais.
North Thetford. Steven Roblnaon, who
haa been a resldent of thla town for many
years, baa moved to Post Mllls where he will
live wlth one of his sons,
Mn. Nutting haa rented a part of Mr. Rob-
lnson'g house durlngthe comlng winter.
Tnrt clder mlll waa ODened last week and la
now doing n good buslnesa, clder Bolllng qulck
at ii a oarrei.
Mns. J. T. IIoskokd g stlll In Masaachusetts
vlsitlng friends, where she went a week a ago
witn mary AdamB.
Watson & TnicitETT have nearlv comDleted
thelr new wheelwrlght shop and we hope thelr
bualness wlll increase accordlngly.
Tnn company have ostabliBhed thelr steam
saw mlll here and wlll flll tho sheds. They have
wlth them thelr house and barn on wheels.
The saw mlll has been enlarged to receive a
Btone for grlnding meal and wlth the addition
will, we are certaln, mako a good bualneaa.
Mb. and Mits. C. D. Duiicrc were ln town
last week vlsitlng friends before going to Mas
gachusetta to live, where Carroll has a buslnesa.
IIabdlt havo tbe people of thla place been so
much Bhocked as by the death of Rev. Iaaac
Hosford, although he was in feeble health
long before hla death.
Fuit coat season has agaln opened and J. T.
Ilosford's business likewise. Ile has now gales
for nearly slxty coats and expects more. No
one can nuestion the snperlority of hls coats
over those sold of other make.
Groton. Danlel Roborts was taken very
suddenly wlth a bad chlll Sunday mornlng of
tms week, but was much better Monday
Thk Brown boys nro maklng some Improve-
ments on thelr houee by way of new clap
Bu.hnkbs ls boomlng In all diroctlons. The
Groton Pond Lumber company start thelr mlll
thls week, nnd have nbout n inillion feet ot
lumber in the pond to cut out.
Thk Ilatch boys of thia place nre vory busy
getting rearty to put up a steam saw mlll at
winooski uiver rona. l no lumber wnen cut wiu
come out to the trnck nt Lnno'g mlll, summlt
of tho Montpelier & Wells Rlver rallroad, mak
lng a dUtance of four inlles to liaul lt.
II. C. Wiikklkk of Peacham had n steam on-
f ine boller come to thla statlon last week nnd
t took the uulted strength nf n team of slx
norses and lour oxen to piiu it up tne vniage
hlll nnd moat ot one day nnd part of tho next
to get lt oll of the car on trucks and land it at
Mr. wiieoier s mlll. uo expects a now englne
soon from New York.
Hnrdwick.-rThere was qulto an oxclte-
mont created on Friday evenlng last by the
dlsappearance of two little boys, sons of Mrs.
Edaon and Wlllie Folsom. Thelr absence was
not noticed till nlght when they dld not return
as usual. A lantern brigade was organlzed
and dilllgent searoh was made for several
hours, when they were dlscovered confined ln
a dark closet of tne B. K. Cross house ln rear
of the church. The house was unoccupied and
the boys entered lt sometlmo In the nfternoon
and going into the closet tbe door closed ln
some way oeiuno tnem wnicu secureiy impria
oned them, as the latch was upon the outside.
Rkv. J. Moiise of Wolcott preached at the
Methodlst church on Sundav last, in exchange
we understnnd with Elder Roblnaon.
C. B. Wiiitkn haa purchaaed a farm ln the
north-east part of Walden of John Stevena,
wlth immediate possession. Prlce of farm nnd
some personnl property 51,500.
Dit. Soules has recovered from bis recent
lllness nnd ls agaln able to attend to profes
slonal bualness. Dr. French is extremely low,
but la thought to be Improving slowly.
F. T. Bhidoman has filed a petltlon ln in
solvency with the probate conrt. His state
ment' of llablllties ia quite large, with nomlnal
assets. Most of hla credltors are ln thla town
nnd viclnity. Business dlsasters wlll some-
tlmes happen however honestly conducted.
Morrisville. The exterlor of the Congrega
tlonal church has recelved two coats of paint
the past week and ia much improved.
A squihkeivHUNT was joined In by a large
number on Saturdny of Inst week, resnltlng in
a wholesale slaughter of all kinds of game.
the count etanding 20,040 to 10,070. It seems
hardly llko manly sport to take part in hunts
ot this klnd. The slde havlng the lesser count
paid the supper bllls ut the Morrisville house
Uknut W. TKWKsncnr of West Randolph
has been engaged to open the academy lecturo
course on Thursday ovenlng, November lst.
Mr. Tewksbury will be well remerubered in hla
lectureon " Tliroo provalent tnlstakea," glven
last year, nnd there la no doubt but that his
comlng lecturo on "Tho nlneteenth contury "
will be worthy ol a large nttenaance.
TiiRdltch-digging for the water main la nearly
completed, and work waa bfgun last week on
the dltchea through the several streots of the
village and will be completed before snowfalls,
if posslble. At the fire dlatrict meetlng held on
Monday evenlng tho citizena voted not to put
In hydrants at thedlstrlcta' expense at present,
although several will be put ln for prlvute uae.
nll the lada nnd lassea In the village and sur
roundlng hllls, relnforced by eome of the more
staid and gedate, Including Dr. nnd Mrs. Now
comb, Mr. nnd Mra. P. O Huntington, Mr. and
Mrs. Cyrua Smlth, Mr. Ira Calef, Mr. and Mrs.
S, E. Carpenter. Mra. Emma Huntington and
Mrs. Ruth Dlckey. Surprlses such aa tbia
proved to be sliould be more frequent and tbe
community be made livelier thereby.
Orange It la to be regretted that preach
Ing at tbe church in thla place la getting to ba
an exception rather than the rule. For gev
eral Sundayg there haa been only a Sunday
school wlth rather Bcant attendance.
Sevehai. years glnce G. Y. Barnes purchaaed
the valuable home farm of Ilorace Fifield, pay
lng 89,000 for the same. Havlng n severe at
tack of "western fever," he wlll sell sald farm
together with nll hla personal property, by
publlc auctlon on Tueaday, the 30th of thia
month. lt ia conaldered a raro cliauce to se
cnre a good farm cbeap.
Dn. L. W. Hanson, wlfo and daughter of
Bradford vlalted the famlly of S. M. Curtls
last week. . . .Mra M. B. Curtls ia vlsitlng rela-
tlvea in Marlboro, N. II Plummer Wiggina
of West Corinth waa in town agaln on Sunday,
a guest at L. M. Towner's. . . .Mrs. T. P. Vallle,
only chlld of J. B. Goodrlch, Is very slck at
KanaaaCity, Mo., wlth malarlal fever. .. .Eu
gene Denamore of Chelaea made n fiylng vlsit
to town one day last week. . . .George Cook re
cently purchased a valuable palr of tbree-year-old
Dtitch steers of parties In Tunbridge, pay
lng $150 for them , , , Francla Curtls baa bought
several hundred turkeya to fatten for market
and la stlll buylng. ...Nathanlel Whltcomb'a
houee Is undergoing repalrs, belng enlarged
and otherwlso greatly improved. .. .Elghteen
couples attended the dance at the town ball
last Tuesday nlght and report a good tlme.
Gnysvllle. The Methodists and Congrega
tlonalistB bavo n union meetlng nt the Metho
dlst house next Sunday evenlng.
The Mothodist Bociety have three hundred
dollars Bubscrlbed to pay for palntlng, carpet
ing and otherwlso bettering thelr church. The
work wlll be begun very soon.
PnoFKssoR J. B. Watson and wlfe intend to
go to Sheldon in a few days... .Mr. Broughton
from Tunbridge haa moved into tbe Owen
Boutwell houao formerly occupled by Truman
Averill and hlsson-in-law, Mr. Merrill,who have
moved on to the Jobn Abbott place near Barn
ard village. Mr. Averill' a people are klnd and
obliglng and it ia with regret that their nelgh
bors wltneaa their departure. . . .Dr. Steele and
family have returned.... Mrs. Ilenry Boutwell
who haa been to Burlington to receive medlcal
treatment has returned home, bettnr tuit not
cured....Mrs. L P. Deane wns brought home
last Monday from Rufna Smlth'a where ebe
haa been carod for a number of weeka. . . .Tbe
Btorea aro full of new gooda.
Sharon. Tho state superlntendent of cdu-
catlon wlll hold nn educational meetlng here
October 31st. We hope our teachcrs und nll
friends of educntlon wlll be present.
Caiuioll Wilkinb haa sold tho Peter Web
Bter farm to S. D. Fales for 6700... .Mrs. E. L.
Day la stlll very low, nnd Mrg. II, G. Snow Ia
qulto slck 0. A. Wllllainson went to Bos
ton last Saturday, He Is settllng tho cstate of
his unclo who dled nbout n muuth ago. , . , Mrs.
Utn Abbott dled voiy siiddeniy. Sho hnd been
slck somo timo but was sittlng up ln her chalr
and fell upon ihn lloor dead,.,, Dr, l'uddock
will close hla select school In dlatrict No. 3 this
wtek. llo hns engaged to teach the winter
term ln that dlatrict.
Worcester. Rov. Mr. Grout preached In
tho Congiegatlonal chuich ln thls placo last
Sunday mornlng, warmly presenting tho ln
terests of the AUiorican Mlsslonary Aaaocla
tlon, of whlch lio la secretary. nnd ln the
evenlng givlng nn inlorcating talk on the buu
jectof "Llfe in Afrlca," whoro ho llved and
labored ns a mlsslouary for fifteon years.
Itnndolph. Chnrlie Eddy of Middletown,
Conn., hns been vlsitlng Mra. M. K. Eddy
C. Frank Graves is sick wlth typhoid fever nnd
attended by Dr. Sherwin ot Sharon Colonel
J. B. Mead haa rented Sultolk Farm to Wll
llam Hugh for threo yeara, to glvo possession
the first of April Clara P, Vance, teacher in
the normal school, ls tick wlth blllous fevpr,
und her place la belng filled by llattle E.
Wood of Pomfret, a foriuer teacher in thla
school Mra, Hlram A. lluse returned to
Montpelier on Saturday Mrs. George W.
W. D.ivla has moved into rooma nt tho hotel,
...Rev. Mr. Bennett, who la stopplng at Dr.
D. 11. Nutting'H, occupled the pulpit of the Con
gregatlonal church, Sunday morultig T, J.
Aduiua and Thomaa Carrlgan put oue hundred
nnd litteeu bushela ot carrota Into tho cellar fur
N L Boyden, Wednesday of last week nnd
ptcked thlrty-ono bushels of apples, whlch
made a good day's work.
West Randolph. The Randolph normal
nlne went to Montpelier last Saturday to play
a game of base ball nnd got beaton, the score
ueing tuiriy-soven to nity-two.
Roiikht Kuiiiai.i.'b $2,000 mntched gpan ot
horaes ran, last Monday, from school hlll to
tho stable wheie they nro kept, through tbo
principal stieets wlth a sprlng tooth lnirrow
hltched behlud them uutll thoy left It agalnst
a hltchlng post at the coruer of A. W. lewka
bury & Sous storo, Tho horses came out wltli
only a few slight scratchea, The harrow and
whiilletreeg wero deinollshcd, no other damage
belng dono. .
Kkiiit arresta wero made horo Saturday of
peraons accused of steallng wood from tho
rallroad shed, nnd some of them liave beon
convlcted, but it has not beon decided what to
do wlth them.
South Royalton. Colonel F. V. Randall
gpoke to a good audlenco Saturday evenlng,
There 1b more bulldlng going on thla season
In thla village than for the last tbirty yeara.
Dan Tarbell Ia bulldlng a large hotel, J. 0.
Belknap a large block, M. J. Sargent a block of
two Btorea, A. P, Skihner 3 dwelllng house,
Cary Foster an addition to hia mother's houao,
W. W. Gallup a dwelllng house and Eeveral
S. C. Drew haa sold his farm to Ilorace
Jonea of Tunbridge Cary Foster ia to open
a meat market In Klng's block Mra. Mary
Woodard and Dr. Leavitt's famlly are reported
better, but Mrs. Lenvitt la stlll very slck
Frnnkie Lyman la Improving Abraham Mc-
Quade died last week Tuesday of ulceration ot
thestomach A. P. Sklnner bad over twenty
men at work for him last Thursday. He ia
trying to complete hls new house bo he can get
into it thla fall.
Granville. We learn that a petltlon has
been sent to the proper person to glve us a
dally man Mr. linipn ia aoing a gooa ousi-
ness nnd hns a number of men at work for
him Ilenry Freeman of Rochester is at
work for F. H. Bowen in the sawmlll and in
tends to move into town soon. Bowen has
bought out Douglass, the blackamitk, and in
tenda to hlre a man to work in tho shop. We
need a blacksmith, ghoomaker and harness
maker in town. ...There ia a man from Lin
coln talklng of filllng the old store at the lower
village with goods, and startlng ln trade
A. George has bought some butter and shipped
to Boston. If he doea not lose, ho lntends to
try It again. . . .0. L. Sabine has sold his farm to
W. II. II. Maynard for Sl.OOO.
Elmore. Two doga belonglng to Mr. Noah
Hall, and George I'ierce havo recently been
shot, by huntsmen.
TiiEequirrel-hunt whlch came off last Frl
dav. between O. D. Bacon and S. B. Djty. re-
sulted ln a victory for Sam, and was concluded
In the evenlng by a hop, and oyster supper, at
Divid Douglass', between slxty nnd seventy,
Mns. WitiaiiT of St, Albana, ia the gueat ot
Mra. Ilenry Ruasell George Fenn haa re
turned from Now Jersey, and haa hired for one
year to A. M, woodbury Mrs. uuanes
Drown haa been gpending the past week in
town vislting frlenda
Ely. There waa an auctlon sale here last
week of horses, and other personal property of
tho mlnlng company, all of whlch went very
cheap, and waa bought by parties at adistance.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Johnson go to Balti
more thia week to apend tho wintor. Emma
Long will nccompany them.
We fear we shall havo no school here this
winter for want of funda. Thero are scholars
enough, rs a good number ot familiea aro st.iy
Ing hore, waltmg for sjmething to turn up.
North Itnndolph. G. Pearl haa moved on
the Jcd Hyde pkica.
Arri.KH provo to be much plentler than was
Geohok and Charles Royce nre homo on a
Jkd Hvdh and Charles l.ron aro getting out
the lumber for the John Glllotd brldgo.
Wolcott. Mra. GraceBiker aud daughter
who have been here over a year have returned
to Merlden, Conn Whlle Peria Smlth waa
tlghtenlng gome screws on topot the steam
mlll engiuo the wrench llew oiT nnd ho fell
across the blg arbor nnd was hurt qulte
Fkar Not, All other kldney nnd urlnary
complnluts, ospeclally Brlght's distase, dia
betes and livor troubles. Hon Bltlera wlll
surely and laatlngly cure. Cases rxactly llko
your own liave been curd In your uwu neigh
borhood, und you cau llud rellable proot at
homo ot what Hop llittera has and cau do.
Pkominknt business mon have orgnoized a
company ln New Yotk to lay cnblea between
Eugland and Amerlct. Ei-l'osttnaster Gen-
eral T. L. Jamea ia prealdent.
Did you read how Joslah Pitkin ot Chelsea,
Vt., waa curcd ot a terriblo sore leg by Hood'a
Sareaparllhi, tho blood purllier?